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The festival will take place on the 30th June 2018 at The UnderGround, 9 Duke Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3QR with fantastically priced tickets of only £10.00 each.  After what seems an age since the Bradford Ska & Early Reggae 2017 Festival, we at 1UM Promotions are now in a position to bring you news on the long awaited 2018 Festival.  First of all, we would like to thanks everyone for their continued support and messages we have received, it’s good to know people still regard the Festival as the best in Yorkshire.  Although we have been fairly quiet over the last 6 months or so, we have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to provide the quality of music that the Bradford Festival has become renowned for, top quality Ska & Reggae in an atmosphere that everyone can listen to the music, socialise, make new friends, have a dance and a drink in a safe and pleasurable environment!

30th June 2018 - New Venue Directions (The Underground Bradford)

There have been some slight changes in the management to enable the Festival to move forward and keep up the high standards, however, it is no detriment to everyone that has been part of previous Festivals and our Thanks go out to those people, without, their wouldn’t be a Bradford Ska and Early Reggae Festival.  Due to rising costs and location of the previous venue, it was felt it was now time to reassess what is important and therefore a decision was made to keep the quality of the music at a premium and lower the overheads to keep costs down on ticket prices.  After lengthy negotiations with the new venue, we have now moved the Festival to the “Underground” which is situated in Bradford City Centre.  There are many benefits from changing location. It is ideally situated in the city centre within easy walking distance of both the Exchange Train/Bus Station, almost opposite Forster Square Train Station and within easy reach of other city centre attractions such as the newly opened Sunbridge Wells and North Parade, which are ideal for making a day of it.  Also, as a big thank you to all supporters of the Festival and as a relaunch for 2018, we have managed to reduce the previous ticket price from £20.00, down to a fantastic value of only £10.00 for 2018.  So, the news you have been waiting for, Bands for the Bradford Ska & Early Reggae Festival 2018, we bring you;

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The Skatuesques – From Dublin, Ireland an all female 6 piece Ska Band currently covering some your favourite classic Ska tunes and their own mind blowing originals.

Natural Rhythm – Bradford’s very own top Original Traditional Ska Band and Festival Favourites, currently on the “Glad to be Trad Tour 2018” and playing at their home town venue.

The Uplifters – From Manchester, a polished 8 piece band mixing Jamaican music from the 60’s with 2 Tone Rhythms from the 70’s creating a unique sound.

Love Generation – From West Yorkshire, a 7 piece band specialising in popular music, but with a Reggae twist and who pride themselves in connecting with the audience and making them want to sing and dance.

Pepperjam – Based in Hebden Bridge, a 9 piece band that play original roots, reggae, Ska and soul. Making their second appearance at the Festival and guaranteed to have you on the dance floor, a truly original sound.

And, spinning original sweet sounds of Jamaican vinyl throughout the Festival we have the Infamous Boots, Bellies and Braces Sound System, a long standing favourite of the Festival.

1UM Promotions are proud to bring you 5 Quality Bands and a Sound System for your pleasure and entertainment all in one place and all this for only a tenner of your hard earned cash. We look forward to seeing friends old and new a brilliant night for everyone to enjoy – see you there!!!

30th June 2018 - The Underground : 9 Duke Street Bradford West Yorkshire BD1 3QR